Tuesday, 15 March 2016

A Mini Piece of Art- Chipboard Artist Trading Card by Candy

Mini Piece of Art by Candy Rosenberg

I am on an ATC kick these days, they are limitless little pieces of art that you can use anything and everything to create one! Small 3.5 x 2.5 inch trading card size artist trading cards. I started with a precut, rounded chipboard ATC card and just started grab stamps, stencils, paints, buttons and a pen!

Supply List

IndigoBlu: TreeMendous A6 Red Rubber Stamp, Roman Numeral 6" x 6" Stencil, English Cottage Metallic Paints: Emerald City, Cinderella, Silver, Copper
Buttons Galore: Spring Bird/Nest. Other: pen, beads, ink

Start with your TreeMendous stamp. I inked with Imagine Crafts green and brown inks directly on the leaves and tree trunks to create the background to follow with paint.

Outline the tree trunk and start painting in with the Metallic Copper. Then using the Roman Numeral Stencil using the small flowers and Cinderalla Metallic paint to create the flower blossoms.

Paint slightly over the lines that you drew to make it blend giving it a painted look. Add whisps of colour where the trunks are.

Add the Emerald City green on the leaves giving them more dimension. Cut the backs of the nest and bird buttons and adhere directly to the tree to finish the look. Don't forget to add a few beads as the centre of the flowers.

The final Artist Trading Card with little added lines on the flowers and some inspirational words.

To learn more about ATCS, click here at Wikipedia.

Thank you for stopping by and seeing what I created to inspire you to get creative!

Candy Rosenberg


  1. so very pretty - love it xx

  2. A beautiful ATC, great design and 3D look. I adore ATC's and you have packed so much into a little space :)